Queensland Government

Principal Data Scientist

Job description

The role of Principal Data Scientist is required to accelerate, improve & transform the data & information management capability within the GSQ in line with the GSQ strategic direction to support QLD's resource exploration industry. The role within the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) provides a high level of professional leadership, strategic direction & project management within project teams & larger key business groups within the GSQ as well as supporting & advising Geoscience Managers & Directors

The role will support GSQ work programs by considering & applying data science tools & techniques to GSQ projects & activities. The role has strong leadership component working closely with the Director Geoscience Information & the Chief Government Geologist to develop strategy & policy to support a culture of data driven decision making across the wider Georesources Division.

Key Duties And Accountabilities

The key duties and responsibilities of the Principal Data Manager include:
  • Leading teams of data scientists to develop innovative techniques to extract value from the Geological Survey of Queensland's datasets.
  • Design, lead and manage multiple multi-disciplinary projects to match international standards and to address state-wide priorities.
  • Identify gaps is current knowledge to guide future project design and deliverables.
  • Manage and maintain a highly skilled and motivated professional workforce to design, implement and complete the analytical component of complex scientific and technical projects.
  • Provide authoritative, specialist, data science related advice, technical consultancy and project management to GSQ and external clients.
  • Provide high-level professional advice and recommendations to both internal and external stakeholders on data science related issues for Queensland.
  • Supervise writing, editing, compilation and production of technical reports, products, digital packages and models.
  • Work with the Principal Data Manager - Geoscience Information in overseeing the management of GSQ's geoscience and resource databases.
  • Provide professional/technical mentoring and support for other GSQ geoscientists.
  • Develop networks and consult with peers, departmental employees, clients, industry groups, community groups and other agencies to achieve strategic goals and objects and meet departmental priorities.
  • Represent GSQ and the department at the state and national level as required.
  • Maintain technical knowledge, competence and excellence in analytics and data science, particularly as it relates to Queensland resources.
  • Contribute to the business improvement initiatives within the Geological Survey of Queensland.
  • Apply best practice project and budget management, in compliance with departmental financial, human resources and procurement requirement, to ensure milestones are met and schedules and budgets adhered to.
  • Other duties as directed and required.
Role Requirements
  • Experience with digital tools and digital communication strategies would be highly desirable.
  • A degree qualification in Mathematics, Information Technology or Data Science is a mandatory requirement for this role.
  • Additional Qualifications in Geology, Geophysics or Earth Sciences would be highly regarded.
Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/457615/22

Closing Date: Tuesday, 06 December 2022

Occupational group IT & Telecommunications

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